Shedding business complexity leads to simplified cybersecurity

For many years, cybersecurity teams have let technology drive their strategy. Yet sound security practices also depend on people having clear and repeatable processes to follow. As ever-rising business complexity collides with the fallout of a global pandemic, security leaders are discovering the critical importance of shifting their focus from tools that identify possible security risks to tools that actually reduce their security risk and sustain that reduction over time.

A spate of recent cyber attacks dispels any notion that slow and steady is the best approach to improving a company’s security profile. Consider the recent SolarWinds breach, in which bad actors had more or less free access to government and business systems for months. Described by Microsoft president Brad Smith as the most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen, it demonstrated that hackers can be in your system for an extended period (in this case a year or more) without any sign or trace.

Could this happen in your organization? Are you getting the sense, especially of late, that while your security is fairly tight, it could benefit from a more comprehensive framework? Are you considering an overall simplification in order to cut down on cyber noise and focus on moving to a more offensive, proactive posture?

In the June 16 briefing Strengthen your defenses against increasingly sophisticated attacks by consolidating your security architecture, former City of Toronto CIO Rob Meikle and Check Point Chief Security Evangelist Grant Asplund will look at five ways businesses can simplify their cybersecurity posture through consolidation. This session will be followed by a cameras-on Q&A.


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